16 days in Central America Itinerary

16 days in Central America Itinerary

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Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 1 day
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Roatan, Honduras
— 2 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 2 nights
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 1 night
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San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, see the interesting displays at Biomuseo, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and brush up on your military savvy at Centro de Interpretacion de Ciudad del Saber.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City trip itinerary planning website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Panama City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April: high temperatures in Panama City hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama

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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Manuel Antonio takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Panama City to Manuel Antonio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Parque Nahomi ©
Parque Nahomi

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Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano.

To find out how to plan a trip to La Fortuna de San Carlos, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

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River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

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Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©

La Gran Sultana

The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Episcopal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada day trip planning app.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Catedral de Granada ©
Catedral de Granada
Palacio Episcopal ©
Palacio Episcopal

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Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
On the 9th (Fri), stop by Diamonds International, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from El Faro.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Roatan day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Roatan takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Roatan

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
On the 11th (Sun), appreciate the history behind The Monunment of Memory and truth, then make a trip to Mirador Municipal Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park. On the next day, look for gifts at Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Ceiba de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

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You can fly from Roatan to San Salvador in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in San Salvador sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park

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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, meet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, then browse the exhibits of Palacio Nacional, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Guatemala City trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from San Salvador to Guatemala City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Salvador in April; daily highs in Guatemala City reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
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Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
On the 14th (Wed), take the plunge with a skydiving experience and then explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, then look for gifts at 12 Belize, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Make your San Pedro itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Guatemala City to San Pedro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Guatemala City in April; daily highs in San Pedro reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
12 Belize ©
12 Belize

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